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-“Fizzy” makes you Fat, Still Water is Slimming 2003-12-19

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German scientists have found the secret to shedding the kilos could be as simple as drinking more water.

A study by Berlin's Charite University found that people who drank the recommended two litres of water per day burnt off an average extra 628 kJ/day [150 kilocalories/day].

The team led by professor Michael Boschmann [E-mail: boschmann@fvk.charite-buch.de] said water stimulated the sympathetic nerve system that regulates metabolism. The increased rate of metabolism was responsible for burning off the excess calories, according to a Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism report quoted in German [version of] magazine Men's Health.

The team found however that carbonated water as well as all other drinks had a negative effect and only still water worked if people wanted to get the 'slimming effect' from drinking.

"Drink water to lose weight ", Ananova 2003-12-08 Mo 12:49

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-More Early Human Carvings 2003-12-18

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Small figurines believed to be carved from mammoth-ivory more than 30 000 years ago have been discovered in a cave in southern Germany.

Among the earliest undisputed artworks ever found, they are providing new clues into the migration and religious beliefs of early humans. (more…)

-Population to fall below 5 million 2003-12-18

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Scotland’s population is expected to fall below five million by 2009, according to new figures. (more…)

-21century Scots in the USA 2003-12-08

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Census 2000 counted 4 890 581 persons of Scottish heritage, and 4 319 232 persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry.

The states with the largest Scotch communities are:

1. California- 541 890.

2. Florida- 294 293.

3. Texas- 289 827.

4. Michigan- 224 803.

5. New York- 212 275.

Breakdown By State:

/State /Scottish pop /% Scottish Pop
Alabama 69 037 1.6
Alaska 15 763 2.5
Arizona 102 879 2.0
Arkansas 35 864 1.3
California 541 890 1.6
Colorado 114 216 2.7
Connecticut 66 764 2.0
DC 6 536 1.1
Delaware 15 041 1.9
Florida 294 293 1.8
Georgia 140 682 1.7
Hawaii 13 014 1.1
Idaho 41 367 3.2
Illinois 150 255 1.2
Indiana 100 264 1.6
Iowa 43 402 1.5
Kansas 50 339 1.9
Kentucky 60 301 1.5
Louisiana 38 097 0.9
Maine 61 226 4.8
Maryland 90 298 1.7
Massachusetts 162 357 2.6
Michigan 224 803 2.3
Minnesota 62 152 1.3
Mississippi 35 185 1.2
Missouri 83 047 1.5
Montana 27 170 3.0
Nebraska 23 173 1.4
Nevada 37 780 1.9
New Hampshire 53 797 4.4
New Jersey 106 607 1.3
New Mexico 29 243 1.6
New York 212 275 1.1
North Carolina 177 546 2.2
North Dakota 8 011 1.2
Ohio 197 437 1.7
Oklahoma 52 030 1.5
Oregon 108 836 3.2
Pennsylvania 185 163 1.5
Rhode Island 20 024 1.9
South Carolina 73 593 1.8
South Dakota 7 898 1.0
Tennessee 103 325 1.8
Texas 289 827 1.4
Utah 98 518 4.4
Vermont 27 715 4.6
Virginia 153 447 2.2
Washington 178 446 3.0
West Virginia 28 139 1.6
Wisconsin 55 679 1.0
Wyoming 15 830 3.2

The states with the largest Scotch-Irish communities are: (more…)

-6th British Independent Film Awards 2003-12-02

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Best Achievement In Production ‘In This World’
Best British Documentary ‘Bodysong ‘
Best British Independent Film ‘Dirty Pretty Things’
Best British Short Film ‘Dad’s Dead ‘
Best Director of a British Independent Film Stephen Frears ‘Dirty Pretty Things’
Best Foreign Independent Film ‘City of God’
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor or Actress in a British Independent Film Susan Lynch ’16 Years of Alcohol’
Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film Chiwetel Ejiofor ‘Dirty Pretty Things’
Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film Olivia Williams ‘The Heart of Me’
Best Screenplay Steve Knight ‘Dirty Pretty Things’
Best Technical Achievement Peter Christelis ‘In This World’
British Airways Bursary Lenka Clayton
Most Promising Newcomer Harry Eden ‘Pure’
The Douglas Hickox Award Richard Jobson ’16 Years of Alcohol’
The Richard Harris Award John Hurt
The Special Jury Prize Jeremy Thomas
The Variety UK Personality Award Ian McKellen

    “6th Annual British Independent Film Awards Winners for 2003”, BIFA, 2003-12-02